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    IF IT is anything

    Does "IF IT is anything" mean "if it is something valuable"?

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    IF IT is anything, it is what Gian Giudice has been waiting for his entire scientific life. “We are not talking about a confirmation of an established theory, but about opening a door into an unknown and unexplored world,” says Giudice, a theoretical particle physicist based at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.
    That’s if it turns out to be anything. At the moment, all we have are hints emerging from the debris of collisions within CERN’s showpiece particle smasher, the Large Hadron Collider. But if those hints firm up in the course of the coming weeks and months, it could be the big one. Forget the Higgs, forget even gravitational waves: 2016 could go down as the year when a new picture of nature’s fundamental workings was unveiled.

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    Re: IF IT is anything

    Why is "IF IT" in capitals?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: IF IT is anything

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Why is "IF IT" in capitals?
    Some magazines capitalize the first word or two in an article.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: IF IT is anything

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Why is "IF IT" in capitals?
    Please click the Source link and you will see that it is directly copied from the report.

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    Re: IF IT is anything

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "IF IT is anything" mean "if it is something valuable"?
    No. This kind of expression is common in English. It is used to direct the reader to think of something in a particular way.

    Look at the meaning of "if anything" in the link below.
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../english/if#if

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